The Marriage is NOT a HOAX! Read on fans….
SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE Vol.1, No.15, February 1960; Cover Art:Curt Swan, Stan Kaye; Writer: Otto Binder; Penciler: Kurt Schaenberger; Inker: Kurt Schaenberger
The cover assures us that the marriage “is not a HOAX!” But let’s be honest, we know there’s a twist coming,and that is indeed the case in this “3-part novel.” First, the Man of Steel robs ancient tombs to give Lois rare and beautiful gifts, then flies her to a remote island where they’re married by a native chieftain. Next, they settle in to a modest suburban home on Venus, where – separated from her career and everyone she knows – he regularly abandons her to fly off on missions.
Their twins, Lyle and Lili, also possess powers, and soon, so does Lois, thanks to a super-serum. But when Lois sees Superman kiss Lana Lang back on Earth, everything unravels, as does the tale. You see, it isn’t Superman and Lois at all, but Kal-El’s Kandorian relative, Van-Zee, and Earth heiress Sylvia DeWitt, who return to the bottle city in wedded bliss!
Kudos to Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg for his expert commentary and to the talented artists and writers of DC Comics who captivated and inspired millions of readers during this magical Golden Age. Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg is an educator, publisher, author, comic book and pop culture historian,and former museum curator. He is the author or co-author of Zombiemania, The Big BIG LITTLE BOOK Book, and Howe’s Transcendental Toybox. He was the editor of The Overstreet ComicBook Price Guide and also wrote for Cinescape, The International Journal of Comic Art,Fandom,and IGN.com. He holds a doctorate in Communications Design from the University of Baltimore and teaches courses in everything from comics and superhero mythology to zombies to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can find him on Twitter at @DoctoroftheDead